Ol Pejeta, Laikipia (Kenya) – May 2, 2017 (travelindex.com) – In keeping with the United Nation’s International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, and with the WTTC’s firm commitment to a greener, more sustainable sector, the 2017’s Awards winners are notable for their forward thinking and eco-positive approach. The Winners are also all contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) laid out in the UN’s 2030 Agenda.
Ol Peteja Conservancy is the 2017 winner in the Community Category Tourism of Tourism for Tomorrow Awards sponsored by Value Retail. These annual awards are among the highest accolades in the industry and represent the gold standard in sustainable tourism. David Scowsill, President & CEO, WTTC, said: “I am delighted by the high standard of all our finalists. Those taking away the Awards this year represent the very best in sustainable tourism, and we hope that their example will both educate their peers and lead the sector forward.”
Fiona Jeffrey, OBE, Chair, WTTC Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, said: “This year’s Tourism for Tomorrow Winners continue to push the sustainability agenda and walk the talk in terms of developing a better, more responsible, and accountable sector, better tourism experiences and a protected planet.”
About Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Set on 90,000 acres in Laikipia County, Kenya, Ol Pejeta Conservancy is the largest black rhino sanctuary in East Africa. The Conservancy is home to 114 critically endangered black rhino (making the Conservancy the only “Key 1” population in East Africa), 26 southern white rhino, and the last three remaining northern white rhinos globally (including the last male in existence. Ol Pejeta has won the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence five years running and is also one of only two African conservancies to be awarded an IUCN Green Listing.
Ol Pejeta Conservancy works to conserve wildlife, provide a sanctuary for great apes and to generate income through wildlife tourism and complementary enterprise for reinvestment in conservation and community development.
We are caretakers of the land, safeguarding endangered species and ensuring the openness and accessibility of conservation for all. An innovative attitude is part of our make-up, we empower our people to think the same way and embrace new approaches to conservation. We provide natural wilderness experiences, backed up by scientifically credible conservation and genuine interactions with wildlife.
For further information, please contact:
Ol Pejeta Conservancy
Manager – Community Development
M: + 254 (0) 702 708494
T: + 254 (0) 20 203 3241